[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 13:41:48 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:23 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> Why didn't that ever take off?
>> I kept waiting for it to happen... just enough FORTH to bootstrap 
>> before
>> the CPU-specific drivers could be loaded would be great.
> Note the Apple and Sun usage of Forth in this manner.

   And, as was pointed out elsewhere, IBM.

> Of course, also not that despite using openfirmware, they still manage
> to be incompatible, though a translation layer may be more realistic
> here than it would be if it weren't forth.

   Yes, there are incompatibilities...but much less so than without 
OpenFirmware, and things are continuing to evolve.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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